What better way to learn about a culture and its artistic influence than by experiencing it?
Away from our everyday environment, we will be immersed in Jerusalem’s cultures, stories, architecture and beauty. Through creative exploration of Jerusalem — one of the oldest cities in the world — we will have the opportunity to contemplate how geographical, historical, political, religious and social contexts influence local art practices.
The 15-day field school will allow us to integrate our senses into research and creation. We will engage in multidisciplinary workshops and performances offered by local artists and scholars from Hebrew University; Bezalel Academy of Art and Design; Sapir College; Holon Digital Art Centre; Kibbutzim College of Education, Technology and the Arts; and HaZira Performance Art Arena. We will also make an excursion to the Judea Desert and participate in a symposium on placemaking in the Negev.
The Jerusalem Field School will offer our team a rare opportunity for hands-on learning, and the support to work on personal research. It will also allow us to experience the city through multicultural, multi-religious, interdisciplinary lenses; in turn, we will allow the city to teach us new ways of making art.